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  • LesserKnown US Presidents
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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

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  • Access to Presidential Records
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    Access to Presidential Records

    Historians talked about historical research of American presidents, public records and presidential papers, and the number and availability of documents. They also talked about efforts by…

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  • emSecrecy The American Experienceem
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    Secrecy: The American Experience

    Senator Moynihan and other panelists spoke about his book Secrecy: The American Experience, published by Yale University Press. The book addresses secrecy as a mode of regulation in…

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy The White House Years
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    Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

    Panelists talked about Mrs. Kennedy’s days as first lady, focusing on her style, influence on the American public, and personal recollections of their various relationships with the first…

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  • emDisuniting of Americaem
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    Disuniting of America

    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr talked about his book The Disuniting of America. The book is a revised edition to his 1991 book of the same name and talked about the difficulties within the United…

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  • Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

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  • In Depth with  Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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    In Depth with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

    Professor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr talked about his new autobiography and the fifteen other books he has written. He also responded to audience telephone calls and electronic mail. He was a…

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  • Marshall Plan Impact
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    Marshall Plan Impact

    Panelists discussed the impact of the Marshall Plan on Western Europe. This was part of a symposium in honor of the 50th anniversary of the European Recovery Program, named after Secretary…

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  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

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  • Interview with Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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    Interview with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. responded to questions about U.S. presidents and their use of history in leading the country. He claimed that the current administration did not learn the…

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  • Presidential Biographers
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    Presidential Biographers

    Members of a President’s Day panel talked about the presidential biographies they wrote for Times Books' American Presidents series. Mr. Schlesinger, the general editor of the series,…

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  • emWar and the American Presidencyem
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    War and the American Presidency

    Mr. Schlesinger talked about his book War and the American Presidency, published by W. W. Norton and Company. His new book is on the Bush doctrine in foreign policy, the war in Iraq, and…

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  • The Twentieth Century
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    The Twentieth Century

    The panelists discussed the events of the century and how America has evolved over the course of time. They discussed various issues of local and national concern, the economy, and changing…

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  • Civil Liberties After September 11
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    Civil Liberties After September 11

    Mr. Donahue moderated a panel discussion about the state of civil liberties in America following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were governmental…

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  • Katharine Graham Funeral Service
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    Katharine Graham Funeral Service

    Dignitaries, family members and mourners gathered at the National Cathedral to reflect on the life and career of Katharine Graham.

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  • emFrom Dawn to Decadenceem
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    From Dawn to Decadence

    Mr. Barzun talked with Mr. Schlesinger about his new book From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, published Harper Collins. The two addressed a number of issues from the…

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  • McCarthyism in America
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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator McCarthy’s “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, panelists spoke about McCarthy’s legacy,…

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  • McCarthyism in America
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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator McCarthy’s “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, participants spoke about McCarthy’s…

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  • American National Biography Series Launch
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    American National Biography Series Launch

    The Library of Congress celebrated the launching of its American National Biography Series. The speakers talked about the historical importance of biographies.

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  • Rally Against Impeachment
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    Rally Against Impeachment

    Scholars, journalists, and celebrities gathered to oppose the impeachment of President Clinton. They argued that the public had been ignored by politicians seeking to further their own…

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